The Killers played an unforgettable show in New York City at an iconic old bank in the heart of Chinatown for a taping of Live From the Artists Den. Opening with the propulsive single, “Runaways,” the Las Vegas-based band drew on material from across their multi-platinum catalogue, including such smash hits as “Mr. Brightside,” “When You Were Young,” and “Human.” The performance took place in front of 600 invited guests at the magnificent Chinatown landmark Capitale, designed in the 19th Century by influential architect Stanford White as the home of the Bowery Savings Bank.
Opening with the propulsive single, “Runaways,” the Las Vegas-based band drew on material from across their multi-platinum catalogue.
Las Vegas-based band The Killers – Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, and Ronnie Vanucci, Jr – exploded onto the music scene in 2004 with the innovative synth-pop sound of their debut album, Hot Fuss. Named to Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Best Albums of the Decade,” the album was nominated for five Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song, and produced four worldwide hit singles — “Mr. Brightside,” “All These Things That I’ve Done,” “Smile Like You Mean It,” and “Somebody Told Me.” The band’s success continued with its second album, Sam’s Town. Released in 2006, it debuted at the Number Two spot in the Billboard 200, spawned three more hit singles, and garnered the band two more Grammy nominations. Day & Age followed in 2008, and became The Killers’ third straight album to reach the Billboard Top Ten. After taking a short break in 2010 to regroup after six years of touring, the band re-entered the studio to record its fourth studio album, Battle Born. The first single from the new record, “Runaways,” was chosen as the best song of Summer 2012 in a Rolling Stone readers poll. Five years later they released Wonderful Wonderful, their fifth studio album, which is also their first to top the Billboard 200, moving 118,000 units in its first week.
Capitale is located in the former Bowery Savings Bank building, which stands at the crossroads of New York City’s Chinatown and Little Italy neighborhoods. The bank was founded in 1834 to protect the savings of the waves of immigrants arriving and settling on New York’s Lower East Side. Constructed in 1893, the Bowery Savings Bank building was designed by Stanford White, one of America’s most famous architects and founder of renowned architecture firm McKim, Mead, and White. Influenced by the Beaux Arts style showcased at Chicago’s Columbian Exhibition earlier that same year, the majestic space features Corinthian columns, Venetian glass, marble mosaic floors, and 65-foot ceilings. Photography courtesy of Taylor Hill for Artists Den Entertainment.